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Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of more than 550 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 


Promotion and creation of more than 910,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)


A total of approx. USD 1.286 billion has been invested in 155 investments to date.


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National Council Approves Draft of SIFEM Federal Act

The National Council unanimously adopted the draft Federal Act on the Development Finance Corporation SIFEM in its session on December 4, 2023.



IMPACT REPORT 2023: SIFEM reports on its economic, social and environmental impact achievements

In 2022, the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) created important economic, social, and environmental impacts in developing countries.…


SIFEM invests USD 15m in Alcazar Energy Partners II

SIFEM has committed USD 15 million to Alcazar Energy Partners II, marking a significant stride in promoting sustainable and clean energy solutions…


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